Position: Defensive Tackle
Vitals: 6-foot-2, 277 Pounds
- Rivals: 4-Star; No. 4 Position
- Scout: 4-Star; No. 8 Position
- ESPN: 4-Star; No. 4 Position
Other Offers of Interest: Auburn, Miami, Georgia
3 Best Attributes: Balance, Quickness, Control
One of the nation’s top recruits, Dee Liner is sort of a tweener on defense, with amazing quickness and ability to penetrate. He can create plays and be a disruptive presence. He can improve his hands ability, and under Nick Saban’s system will no doubt have a chance to do just that. Liner could play end in Saban’s 3-4 scheme.
Previously an Auburn commit, Liner took his only visit to Tuscaloosa, and is a fantastic athlete. The knock on Liner is that he needs to live up to his potential, but in Tuscaloosa he will have every reason to learn the kind of focus and attention to detail he needs. He has room to continue to grow and improve, and for opposing offenses, that’s scary.